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Gorgeous Short Film Made from Cassini Mission Footage

Ransom Riggs

CASSINI MISSION from cabbas on Vimeo. Space mission footage can look a little dull and, well, scientific sometimes, but filmmaker Chris Abbas managed to imbue images captured by the Cassini mission

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Man Shoots Store Over Crawfish Larry Wayne Kelly of Ensley, Florida, found he could not buy crawfish from a seafood market on Sunday evening because they were out of stock.

Brain Game: Mmmm, Mmmm, Mmmm, Mmmm

The end of the workweek arrived none too soon, but lo and behold, it's Free-for-all Friday once again at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Birthday Balloons

Miss Cellania

The Mystery of the Canadian Whiskey Fungus. This detective story will keep you at the edge of your seat, even as you keep reminding yourself that it's about fungus. * Adam Ruben, PhD.

5 Questions: "Mix" Tape

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Why Michael Jordan's Fancy New Sneakers Cost $5,000 Per Game

Ethan Trex

Who doesn’t love Air Jordans? They’re favorites of everyone from basketball players to the fashion conscious.

The Quick 10: 10 Iconic Movie Costumes Owned By Debbie Reynolds

Stacy Conradt

Long before it was popular to do so, Debbie Reynolds collected Hollywood memorabilia.

Spell Along at Home!

Jason English

If you're watching the 84th Scripps National Spelling Bee and want to play along at home, here are a few spelling quizzes we've run over the

The Late Movies: Guess the Theme VII

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday night and it's once again time to test your knowledge! The clips below have a common theme. Can you guess it? Leave your answers in the comments.

Kurt Vonnegut's Story Diagrams

Chris Higgins

In this four-minute video clip, the late author Kurt Vonnegut shows us his "story shapes" -- simple graphs of plots along two axes.

Not-So-Famous Firsts: Tornado Edition

Kara Kovalchik

It is believed that a journal entry made by Massachusetts Bay Colony governor John Winthrop on July 5, 1643, is the first recorded sighting of a tornado in what would become the United States.

The Weirdest Weapons of the Allies

Jill Harness

During World War II, it seems that the Allies were willing to experiment with just about anything that could potentially help them win the war. Including a stink bomb.

The Dude's Rug

Colin Patrick

If you’ve seen The Big Lebowski, you know that The Dude laments all throughout the movie the loss of an area rug that “really tied the room together.” For the currently running Quentin vs.

The Shared Lives of Unusually Close Twins

Miss Cellania

Most of us, at one time or another, imagine what it would be like if there were another person just like us. Twins already know what this is like.

Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #24

Thanks for checking out the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Today, Think Thursday brings with it a new Really, Really Bad Rebus.